March 28, 2020

‘Kill the Jews’ Graffiti Found in Marshall University Restroom

Photo from Wikimedia Commons.

Graffiti featuring the words “Kill the Jews” was found on a toilet seat in a restroom at Marshall University in Huntington, W. Va., on Jan.23.

The Parthenon, Marshall’s student newspaper, reported that graffiti stating “MAGA,” the acronym for Make America Great Again, was also found on a wall in the same restroom.

The graffiti has since been removed.

Marshall University President Jerry Gilbert condemned the graffiti in a statement.

“This hate speech is against everything we stand for,” he said. “We will do everything we can to identify the perpetrators.”

Marshall student Ralph May told WSAZ-TV, “I’ve always had Marshall being a very safe place for me. It’s disappointing to see that attitude being represented on campus.”

In December, swastikas were found on two Department of History posters inside one of Marshall’s buildings. Gilbert said at the time, “I am appalled and dismayed that someone on Marshall University’s campus would write an expression of such hatred, anti-Semitism and violence. This act is contrary to the very essence of the Marshall University Creed and who we are as a community.”